New year, new fishing opportunities

2017 is a great year to get your family hooked on the Alberta fishing experience!

The 2017 Sportfishing Regulations come into force starting April 1 and with them come some new opportunities for recreational anglers in the province.

This decision was made based on several factors including data gathered from Fall Index Netting, information around fisheries management objectives and engagement with anglers and other interested members of the public. Continue reading

Mission Walleye Restoration Part 3 – Operation Stocking and Beyond

This is final part of a three part series. Check out part one and part two here.

Into the truckIn 2005, Fisheries Management in Lac La Biche commenced an intensive, complex and never attempted before program to restore the Lac La Biche walleye. This is the tale of collected walleye eggs and their journey to adulthood.

Oh, our tiny walleye grow up so fast! These little guys have travelled many kilometres in a very short time – these fish really do fly! Now it’s time to safely stock these tiny walleye into Lac La Biche. What comes next? Read on to find out.

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Mission Walleye Restoration Part 2 – Operation “No Small Fry”

This is part two of a three part series. Check out part one here.

In 2005, Fisheries Management in Lac La Biche commenced an intensive, complex and never attempted before program to restore the Lac La Biche walleye. This is the tale of collected walleye eggs and their journey to adulthood.

When we last left our newly fertilized walleye egg friends, fisheries management staff had successfully loaded them on the helicopter, their destination is the Cold Lake Hatchery.

up in the air

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Mission Walleye Restoration Part 1- Operation “No Bad Egg”

This is part one of a three part series.

In 2005, Fisheries Management in Lac La Biche commenced an intensive, complex and never attempted before program to restore the Lac La Biche walleye. This is the tale of harvested walleye eggs and their journey to adulthood.

We start our story with a team of fisheries management staff. Transported to remote areas of the province referred to as Spawn Camps, they have been called on to help repopulate walleye in Lac La Biche – the mission – collect walleye eggs.

The following snapshot is of the base of one of the operations sites located on Brett Creek on the northwest side of Primrose lake.

Spawn Camp 1

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